EFSA Declares COVID-19 Spreading is Unrelated to Food Consumption

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 23, 2020

As of March 23, 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to more than 150 countries, leading the World Health Organization to declare it as a global pandemic.

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union

Singapore to Adopt Maximum Limits for Marine Biotoxins, Inorganic Arsenic, and Methanol in Food

Posted by Ashwanandhini Govindarajan on Mar 19, 2020

On March 17, 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has published a circular on maximum limits for multiple contaminants as marine biotoxins, inorganic arsenic and methanol in food commodities.

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Topics: Food Safety, Singapore

Russian Federation to Publish New Food Product Standards

Posted by Elena Rumyantseva on Mar 12, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the Russian Federation has published the following food product standards:

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Topics: Russian Federation, standards

European Union (EU) Latest Food Recalls - March 2020

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 11, 2020

On March 06 and 10, 2020, the European Union (EU) has published multiple recalls on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union

Japan Issues Cabinet Office Ordinance on Food Labelling

Posted by Irene Piao on Mar 5, 2020

On March 05, 2020, the Consumers Affairs Agency (CAA)(消費者庁) of Japan released has released a Cabinet Office Ordinance on labelling matters with an important effect on the safety of food intake.

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Topics: Labelling, Japan

GCC Proposes New Standards on Multiple Dairy Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Mar 5, 2020

On March 03 and 05, 2020, the Gulf Standardization Organization has published the following draft standards related to provolone cheese and coulommiers (defined as in General Standard for Cheese, CXS283-1978):

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Topics: Dairy, GCC

The European Union (EU) Latest Amendments on Use of Sorbic Acid and Soybean Hemicellulose as Food Additives

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 2, 2020

On February 28, 2020, the European Union has published the following two amendments:

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Topics: European Union, Food Additive

The European Union (EU) Establishes New Protected Geographical Indications for ‘Queso Castellano’ (PGI)

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Feb 28, 2020

On February 25, 2020, the "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/247 of 18 February 2020 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications [‘Queso Castellano’ (PGI)]" was published on the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Topics: European Union, Dairy

Japan Amends Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. – February 2020

Posted by Irene Piao on Feb 26, 2020

On February 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) of Japan has published new amendments regarding multiple substances to be regulated on food commodities:

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Taiwan Amends Testing Methods for Food Additive Specification

Posted by Irene Piao on Feb 24, 2020

On February 19, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration has published new amendments to the "Method of Test for Food Additive Specifications".

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Topics: Taiwan, Food Additive

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